Shakespeare's marvellous morality play is relocated to the glamorous world of Vienna this summer by the Stamford Shakespeare's Company.
One of Europe's finest theatre venues, Tolethorpe Hall is home to the Rutland Open Air Theatre where the resident Stamford Shakespeare Company present an annual season of plays across June, July and August.
Shakespeare’s marvellous morality play is relocated to the glamorous world of Vienna in the early 1900s, where the upper classes danced to the music of Strauss while the Habsburg Empire began to crumble, and the underclasses relied on crime to survive.
When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for her chastity, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her.
Measure For Measure is at its core a dark comedy and a far-reaching drama as relevant today as it was in Shakespeare’s time.
Evening performances start at 19:45
Saturday matinée performances start at 11:30
Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes
entry & prices
All tickets must be pre-booked online.
All orders are subject to a booking fee of £1.75